Established in 1889, the Merchants Trust PLC aims to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time.

The trust is managed by Simon Gergel, Chief Investment Officer, UK Equities at Allianz Global Investors.

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In this video, portfolio manager Simon Gergel explains how he has taken advantage of opportunities arising from the recent market volatility, adding to favoured stocks on weakness and taking profits in more defensive areas. He reflects on how a mixture of long-term core holdings and shorter-term value opportunities has helped the trust achieve its 34-year record of rising dividends.

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418.50p

Share Price

28 Jul 2016

464.11p

NAV per Share

27 Jul 2016

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Source: Lipper, market close mid price.  

Investing involves risk. The value of an investment and the income from it may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Source: Richard Davies Investor Relations as at 4 April 2014. Please note Allianz Global Investors does not make recommendations on where to buy investment trusts and is unable to provide financial advice. You are strongly advised that if you are unsure about the most suitable option for your needs that you should contact a financial adviser.

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